Re: [R] Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...

From: Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) <muenchen_at_utk.edu>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:08:08 -0400

I had taken the opposite tack with Google Trends by subtracting keywords like:
SAS -shoes -airlines -sonar...
but never got as good results as that beautiful "X code for" search. When you see the end-of-semester panic bumps in traffic, you know you're
nailing it!

I see that there's a car, the R Code Mustang, that adding "for" gets rid of.

Thanks for getting me back on a topic that I had given up on!

Bob

>-----Original Message-----
>From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org
[mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org]
>On Behalf Of Joris Meys
>Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:56 PM
>To: Dario Solari
>Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
>Subject: Re: [R] Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...
>
>Nice idea, but quite sensitive to search terms, if you compare your
>result on "... code" with "... code for":
>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=r%20code%20for%2Csas%20code%20
f
>or%2Cspss%20code%20for&cmpt=q
>
>On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:48 PM, Dario Solari <dario.solari_at_gmail.com>
>wrote:
>> First: excuse for my english
>>
>> My opinion: a useful font for measuring "popoularity" can be Google
>> Insights for Search - http://www.google.com/insights/search/#
>>
>> Every person using a software like R, SAS, SPSS needs first to learn
>> it. So probably he make a web-search for a manual, a tutorial, a
>> guide. One can measure the share of this kind of serach query.
>> This kind of results can be useful to determine trends of
>> "popularity".
>>
>> Example 1: "R tutorial/manual/guide", "SAS tutorial/manual/guide",
>> "SPSS tutorial/manual/guide"
>>
>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20tutorial%22%2B%22r%20ma
n
>ual%22%2B%22r%20guide%22%2B%22r%20vignette%22%2C%22spss%20tutorial%22%2
B
>%22spss%20manual%22%2B%22spss%20guide%22%2C%22sas%20tutorial%22%2B%22sa
s
>%20manual%22%2B%22sas%20guide%22&cmpt=q
>>
>> Example 2: "R software", "SAS software", "SPSS software"
>>
>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20software%22%2C%22spss%2
0
>software%22%2C%22sas%20software%22&cmpt=q
>>
>> Example 3: "R code", "SAS code", "SPSS code"
>>
>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20code%22%2C%22spss%20cod
e
>%22%2C%22sas%20code%22&cmpt=q
>>
>> Example 4: "R graph", "SAS graph", "SPSS graph"
>>
>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20graph%22%2C%22spss%20gr
a
>ph%22%2C%22sas%20graph%22&cmpt=q
>>
>> Example 5: "R regression", "SAS regression", "SPSS regression"
>>
>http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=%22r%20regression%22%2C%22spss
%
>20regression%22%2C%22sas%20regression%22&cmpt=q
>>
>> Some example are cross-software (learning needs - Example1), other
can
>> be biased by the tarditional use of that software (in SPSS usually
you
>> don't manipulate graph, i think)
>>
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>
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>
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